Category Archives: Team Profiles

NOVA Featured Runner: Mark Drosky

This week’s NOVA Featured Runner is Mark Drosky. A legend within the DC running community, long time NOVA member (and former NOVA President!), and all around great runner and loyal friend, Mark is a true stalwart of the NOVA gang. He recently ran the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon, and his performance at that race solidified his selection for… Read More »

NOVA Featured Runner: Katie Kieran

This week’s NOVA Featured Runner is speedster Katie Kieran. Katie has been lighting the race circuit on fire this season, claiming first place finish after first place finish. A regular at the NOVA Tuesday Night Track sessions, Katie has been a welcome addition to our strong NOVA Women’s team. Congratulations Katie! From Coach Jerry: Katie is a superb… Read More »

NOVA Featured Runner: Nene Reed

This week’s NOVA Featured Runner is our very own Communications and Social Media Director Nene Reed. Nene has been an energetic and enthusiastic presence at NOVA since joining the team last fall. In addition to his role on the NOVA Board, Nene has been working hard on the track (and in the bike and pool too!) His latest… Read More »

NOVA Featured Runner: Jessica Bowden

This month’s NOVA Featured Runner is none other than Jessica Bowden. Jess has been a great addition to the NOVA Women’s team and her 19:15 finish at the NOVA 5k is evidence that hard work gets results. FROM COACH JERRY Jess has been a revelation since she joined NOVA. Through hard work and persistence, she’s improved dramatically, and… Read More »

NOVA Featured Runner: Craig Shearer

This month’s NOVA Featured Runner is Craig Shearer! Craig has become a fixture on the NOVA team and a fantastic addition to a strong men’s team. If you don’t know Craig, his answers below will help to get to know him better, but first, we have some words from Coach Jerry: Craig is one of the hardest working… Read More »

NOVA Featured Runner: Erin Masterson

  This month’s NOVA Running Club Featured Runner is none other than NOVA RC President Erin Masterson.  The well deserved feature goes to Erin for her gutty performance in Boston where she faced and overcame adversity in the form of a pre-race illness and tough in-race weather conditions. Coach Jerry:Erin continues to amaze me with her improvement. When… Read More »

NOVA Featured Runner: Mike Naff

We are recognizing Mike Naff, AKA Coast Guard Mike, this week as NOVA Featured Runner, not only for his strong performances in the DC Rock N Roll Half Marathon this past Saturday, March 14, 2015, but also for his impressive 5K/10K double in the Pacers St Patrick’s Day race on March 1, AS WELL AS his performance just… Read More »

NOVA Featured Runner: Dawn Gillis

NOVA  runner Dawn Gillis has been selected this week as the NOVA Featured Runner, based on her excellent performance at the JFK 20K on January 18! Dawn was gracious enough to sit down with NOVA and share some insights into her running career to date, running goals for 2015, and her thoughts on Coach Jerry and the NOVA team!… Read More »

NOVA Team Profile: Betty Blank

PRs 1 mile 5:26 5k 18:53 8k 30:43 10k 39:26 10 miles 64:50 1/2 marathon 1:24:30 Marathon 3:02:00 52 marathons 32 Triathlons 3 Half Ironman Triathlons Betty was a flight attendant for Eastern Airlines for 17 years. While she was based in New York, a guy named Bob Girgus came into the crew lounge and said he needed… Read More »

NOVA Team Profile: Jay Jacob Wind

PRs Jay Jacob Wind photo: Jay Wind 100m: 13:08 200m: 29:03 400m: 60.9 800m: 2:14 1500m: 4:28 Mile: 4:44 3000m: 9:37 2 Mile: 10:15 3 Mile: 15:18 5k: 15:45 4 Mile: 21:38 5 Mile: 26:25 10k: 2:37 15k: 51:03 10 Mile: 52:42 20k: 69:45 Half Marathon: 1:13:18 20 Miles: 1:52:00 Marathon: 2:27:25 50 Miles: 6:16:15 Jay Jacob Wind… Read More »